Text by Karen Callaway
Tucked within the wonders and waterfalls of Western North Carolina, a pastoral retreat offers serenity and fun.
When General Wade Hampton first saw the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in the area around what is now Cashiers, North Carolina, he knew he’d found paradise.
The streams were crystal clear and teeming with trout, the forest was filled with lush vegetation and abundant wildlife, and the crisp mountain air was good for the soul. He built a hunting lodge, church, and school— and a legacy. The breathtaking property is now home to High Hampton Inn, an idyllic resort that beckons guests to come and discover the allure for themselves.
High Hampton is wonderful in every season, but there is a special draw in November that brings folks from far and wide—the Thanksgiving House Party. Patrons can participate in golf and tennis events, hike the property’s trails, take historical tours, and watch square dancers and cloggers put on a show. The inn also hosts daily holiday craft workshops where participants create decorations for the coming Christmas season. Whether guests are staying at the rustic lodge or at one of the charming cottages dotting the property, they inevitably gather around the stone fireplaces at day’s end, sipping hot cider and recounting their many adventures.
For more information, call 800-334-2551 or visit highhamptoninn.com.